Reader Project: Floating Feeder for Feathered Friends

“We like to watch birds and have had bird feeders for years.  However, the birds are pigs and dump bird feed everywhere!  There were all types of grass plants popping up in the yard and our garden bed. So I decided to make a bird sanctuary out of an old boat.

The Family Handyman reader, Dan Cork, created the perfect bird sanctuary in his backyard.

“We like to watch birds and have had bird feeders for years. However, the birds are pigs and dump bird feed everywhere! There were all types of grass plants popping up in the yard and our garden bed. So I decided to make a bird sanctuary out of an old boat and now we can watch the birds and all the bird seeds are contained inside the boat. The front navigation light and the lantern in the back, are set to come on with my other landscape lights. I named the boat after my granddaughter and the registration number is my street address.” — Dan

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